Pope sends condolences on death of Thai King Bhumipol

2016-10-14 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis sent a telegram saying he was “deeply saddened” to learn of the death of Thailand’s King Bhumipol Adulyadej who died on Thursday at the age of 88 and extending his heartfelt condolences to the Members of the Royal Family and all the Thai people.

Please see below the full text of the telegram:

His Excellency Prayut Chan-o-cha

Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand

I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and I extend my heartfelt condolences to the Members of the Royal Family and to all the people of the Kingdom at this sorrowful time.  I pray that, as a fitting tribute to the late King’s legacy of wisdom, strength and fidelity, all Thais may work together to further the path of peace, and I willingly invoke upon all who mourn his passing the consolation of divine blessings.      

 

                FRANCISCUS PP.

(from Vatican Radio)